Congratulations to APAs 2022 Winners


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The Audio Production Awards were held at the BFI London last night (Wednesday 23 November) with winners announced in dozens of categories recognising outstanding achievement in audio production, celebrating the craft skills behind radio, podcast, audiobook production and more.

The winners included ARIAS winners Lianne Sanderson, Danny Robins, Lina Prestwood/The Long Time Academy, and production company Reduced Listening. Awards were also given to Resonance FM, Carousel Radio, Axel Kacoutié, and Lily Ames (founder of the UK Audio Network).

We send our congratulations to all winners, and are delighted to share the full list below:

Best Arts & Culture Producer
GOLD - Geoff Bird – Freelance
SILVER - Steven Rajam - Overcoat Media
BRONZE - Lyndsay Fenner & Victoria Lloyd - Storyglass
Hannah Dean - Falling Tree Productions
Hannah Hufford - BBC Audio
Victoria Ferran - Just Radio

Best News & Current Affairs Producer
GOLD - James Shield – The Times and The Sunday Times
SILVER - Taryn Siegel - The Times and The Sunday Times
BRONZE - Ruth Abrahams - Freelance / The Guardian
Ant Adeane – Freelance
Daniel Rosney - BBC Newsbeat
Edward Drummond - The Times and The Sunday Times

Best Entertainment Producer
GOLD - Meera Kumar - Freelance
SILVER - Adem Waterman - Absolute Radio
BRONZE - Lorna Skingley - 7digital
Lucy Dearlove – Storyglass
Ore Olukoga - TBI Media
Victoria Ferran - Just Radio

Best New Producer sponsored by BBC Sounds
GOLD - Redzi Bernard - Falling Tree Productions
SILVER - Julian Maclurg - Freelance
BRONZE - Pippa Smith – Novel
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Talia Augustidis - Message Heard
Charlotte North – Whistledown
Rufaro Faith Mazarura - Audio Always

Best Presenter sponsored by The Podcast Show
GOLD - Danny Robins - Bafflegab Productions
SILVER - John Sweeney - Chalk and Blade
BRONZE - Claudia Winkleman - TBI Media
Axel Kacoutié - Falling Tree Productions
Elis James and John Robins - Audio Always
Rob Beckett - TBI Media

Best Factual Producer sponsored by In:Quality
GOLD - Axel Kacoutié
SILVER - Joshua Kelly - The Guardian
BRONZE - Eva Krysiak – Freelance
Kate Taylor - Audible
Redzi Bernard - Falling Tree Productions
Russell Finch – Wondery

Best Sports Producer
GOLD - Chessie Bent - TBI Media
SILVER - Olly Clink - talkSPORT
BRONZE - Joel Grove - Guardian News and Media
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Isabel Minter - talkSPORT
Adonis Pratsides - The Athletic
Christian Hewgill - BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat

Gethin Thomas Award for Best Comedy Producer
GOLD - Matt Thomas - Audio Always
SILVER - Gus Beattie - Gusman Productions
BRONZE - David Tyler - Pozzitive
Ed Morrish - Lead Mojo Productions
Gwyn Rhys Davies - BBC Studios
Kurt Brookes - Made In Manchester

Best Music Producer
GOLD - Arthur Hagues - Prison Radio Association
SILVER - Jack Howson
BRONZE - Katie Callin - Reduced Listening
Helen Weatherhead - Audio Always
Keana Bernard - BBC Audio
Nate Goodman - We Are Grape

Best Audiobook Producer
GOLD - Laura-Leigh Smith - String and Tins for Audible
SILVER - Chris Thompson - Penguin Random House
BRONZE - David Beck - Wireless Theatre for Audible
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Lily Ridett - Freelance
Kathleen Moroney - Red Apple Creative for Audible
Tanya Hougham – HarperCollins Publishers

Best Narrator
GOLD - Tracy Wiles – Almost Tangible
SILVER - Julie Hesmondhalgh - HarperCollins
BRONZE - Tom Alexander – HarperCollins
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Minnie Driver - Bonnier Books UK
Andy Serkis - HarperCollins
Kristin Atherton - Penguin Random House

Best Lifestyle & Society Producer sponsored by BetterHelp
GOLD - Lina Prestwood - Scenery Studios
SILVER - Sangeeta Pillai - Soul Sutras
BRONZE - Andrew Gold - On the Edge with Andrew Gold
Anouszka Tate – Freelance
Selina Ream - Somethin' Else
Sylvie Carlos - Unedited

Best Ensemble Cast
GOLD - Joelah, Keke & DJ Silk - 1Xtra's Throwback Party
SILVER - Kat Anderson & Natalia Anderson - Expat Immigrant Podcast
BRONZE - Helen Brown, Terri Sweeney, Emma Goswell & Beena Khetani - Effin Hormones
Elis James &. John Robins - Audio Always
Kim Davis & Raffaella Coleman - The Scene
William Hanson & Jordan North - Audio Always

Best New Voice sponsored by BBC Sounds
GOLD - Lianne Sanderson - talkSPORT
SILVER - Cara McGoogan - The Telegraph
BRONZE - Talia Augustidis - Message Heard
Afrodeutsche - Reform Radio
Lily Baldwin – Audible
Peter Waring – Whistledown

Best Branded Sound Producer
GOLD - Luke Berry - BBC Popular Music Station Sound
SILVER - Adam Venton - Little Monster Media
BRONZE - Chris Nicoll - WIZZFX
Ali Rezakhani - BBC Sounds
Kenny Southavy – ReelWorld
Sam Parker – WIZZFX

Best Sound Design Producer
GOLD - Axel Kacoutié - Freelance
SILVER - Benbrick
BRONZE - Kit Milsom - Mags Creative
Hannah Dean - Falling Tree Productions
John Wakefield - Audible
Steve Urquhart - Freelance

Best Drama & Fiction Producer
GOLD - Andrew Mark Sewell - B7 Media
SILVER - Barnaby Eaton-Jones & Ian Haig - Idea Hat Productions
BRONZE - Melanie Harris - Sparklab Productions
Celia de Wolff - Pier Productions
Jacqueline Rayner - Big Finish Productions
Nicolas Jackson - Afonica

AudioUK Award
UK Audio Network (UKAN)

Grassroots Production Awards sponsored by The Podcasting Seriously Awards Fund
GOLD – Carousel
SILVER - Vic Elizabeth Turnbull - MIC Media
BRONZE - Modus Arts - Tape Letters
Boz Temple-Morris & Fin Kennedy - The Waves
Miranda Rae - Afrikan Queens
Steve Urquhart - Doing Bird

The Sustainability Award
GOLD - The Long Time Academy - Scenery Studios
SILVER - Lucia Scazzocchio - Wild Eye
BRONZE - Resonance FM
Jo Kennedy & Cathy Shaw - Nature Tripping
Loftus Media - Funghi: The New Frontier
Reform Radio

Producer of the Year 
GOLD - Steve Urquhart - Freelance
SILVER - Hana Walker-Brown - Broccoli Productions / Freelance
BRONZE - Jon Holmes – unusual
Hannah Dean - Falling Tree Productions
Victoria Ferran - Just Radio

Publisher or Network of the Year
GOLD - Resonance FM
SILVER - Mags Creative
BRONZE - Fun Kids
Crowd Network
Sky News

Production Company of the Year sponsored by Radiocentre
GOLD - Reduced Listening
SILVER - Unedited
BRONZE - Whistledown
Holy Mountain
TBI Media
We Are Grape